IBM Corp’s release 2.0 of SystemView for AIX will include SNA and application performance management, as well as enhanced object-oriented services, according to Lynn Wilczak, director of SystemView Strategy and Plans in the company’s Networking Software Division. There are plans to build performance management services and procedural applications into the SystemView object-oriented framework using Common Object Request Broker Architecture-based standards, she said. Application performance management services will include a response time agent code enabling users to collect statistics from customers’ applications, to determine critical performance points. The company is also trying to rationalise the 26 products, including NetView, in the single package, while beefing up the object-oriented technology that is already part of SystemView. It will release and ship SystemView version 2.0 for AIX next month, but has not worked out terms of upgrades to existing users, she said. Meanwhile, SystemView 1.1 for OS/2 has gone out to 6,000 beta customers and will be formally announced and shipped by the end of the year. The company will convert SystemView for OS/2 to run under Windows NT next year, Ms Wilczak added. SystemView 2.0 for 0S/400 is due for release next year.